This looks stunning, and a good reason to brush up on the history before December. Saoirse Ronin and Margot Robbie play the rival queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth. In real life, they never met, some say because Elizabeth was afraid she would be unable to maintain her resolve in the presence of the legendarily charismatic Mary. Perhaps she was right — whose name is in the title of the movie?
Their story has been filmed before, most recently in 2013 and also in 1971 with Vanessa Redgrave.